The Centre County United Way Annual Fundraising Campaign supports the 34 health and human service agencies that make up the Partner Agency Network.
It is very important that the decisions as to how those funds are distributed be broad-based and include volunteers from all walks of life
and all kinds of businesses throughout Centre County. Our community relies on these volunteers to act as stewards for funds allocated
to partner agencies and to ensure that the donated dollars are spent where they are needed in the most efficient way possible.
We are inviting you to become part of that fund distribution process by serving on a citizen review panel.
Please understand, however, that if you are already involved in the governance or operations of a United Way member agency,
this could be construed as a conflict of interest, and we would place you on a panel visiting other agencies.
The process will involve visits to United Way member agencies and reviews of their funding requests.
As a panel volunteer member, you will be asked to attend an orientation session and meetings with no more than three agencies.
It would be a commitment of approximately 8 hours over 4-5 weeks, mostly during the month of April.
You may be part of a large company or organization and may know of others who might like to become part of the process.
People who have helped plan the campaign in their company are often interested in seeing where the money actually goes.
People who know little about the United Way are also good prospects; it helps them learn it’s a process they can trust.
You will learn more about the issues facing our community and what is being done to make Centre County a better place.
Please call the United Way office (238-8283 ext 25) or email Megan Evans – email@example.com – if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the process. We look forward to having you on our team!